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Uttar Pradesh floods: Situation grim, woman delivers baby on a boat; Centre sends NDRF teams

The Flood Situation Remained Grim In Various Parts Of Uttar Pradesh On Tuesday. A Woman Delivered Baby On A Boat In Banda Area Of The State Amid The Worsening Floods.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 23 Aug 2016, 08:39:31 AM
Woman delivers baby on a boat as Uttar Pradesh faces floods

New Delhi:

The flood situation remained grim in various parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. A woman delivered baby on a boat in Banda area of the state amid the worsening floods. Meanwhile, the Centre on Monday night rushed 10 NDRF teams to flood-hit areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in order to launch massive relief and rescue operations to help those marooned in these states.

NDRF Director General OP Singh said the teams are in addition to the 56 such contingents which are undertaking flood combat operations in these two states, besides Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The DG also briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with full updates of the flood situation in these states late in the night.

In order to launch massive operations in the two worst-affected states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the NDRF has created on-ground control rooms in these two states and deputed two senior Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) S S Guleria (Patna) and R K Rana (Varanasi) to take control of the situation. Earlier on Monday, the NDRF said it had rescued more than 26,000 people from the flood-ravaged areas of these states.

“So far, the NDRF teams have evacuated more than 26,400 people from various flood-prone areas in the country this monsoon season. Besides the rescue work, these teams have provided medical care to the more than 9,100 people in these States,” the NDRF said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 23 Aug 2016, 08:32:00 AM